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What does Grietje mean?

Grietje Pronunciation of Grietje [gri-et-je] as a girls' name means "pearl". Grietje is a variant form of Greta (German, Greek): short variant of Margaret.


10 relations via Greta: Greeta, Gretal, Grete, Gretel, Gretha, Grethe, Grethel, Gretna, Gretta and Grette.

Creative forms:
(female) Griete, Griette, ..

(male) Grietri, Grietson, ..

Middle name pairings:
Grietje Elora (G.E.), ..

How popular is Grietje?

Grietje is an uncommon first name for females. Grietje is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Greta (#573 in 2015) and Gretta are the prominent alternative forms of Grietje (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Grethe, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Grietje is at its apex presently (median #1286). Greta is the most fashionable baby name in this list. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Greta, Gretta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Greta outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ariette, Arisje, Briette, Garnette, Geertje, Genette, Gilette, Ginette, Gitte, Gretl, Grier and Griselle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Grietje.

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